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The United Kingdom moves the UKCA implementation deadline to January 1, 2023

This extends the possibility of using the CE marking for an additional year.

Beginning of 2020, the UK authority “Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy” announced the UKCA marking will become the new UK product marking that will be used for certain goods being placed on the UK market. The UKCA marking will in this case replace the CE marking.

The original plan was to allow a grace period for the transition from the CE marking to the UKCA certification until January 1, 2022. However, this period now has been moved by the UK authority to January 1, 2023 while this provides manufacturers more time to prepare for the switch from CE to UKCA marking:

“Businesses are encouraged to be ready for full implementation of the new UK regime as soon as possible. However, to allow businesses time to adjust, CE marked goods in scope of this guidance that meet EU requirements (where these match UK requirements) can continue to be placed on the GB market until 1 January 2023 where EU and UK requirements remain the same. This includes goods which have been assessed by an EU recognised notified body.”

More information about the UKCA certification are available on our UKCA subpage.

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